Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with a light head. The aroma is gasoline, some dark sugars and out-of-control esters. On the palate, dark fruits, some astringency and again with the gasoline.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft @ brewpub. Dark brown-black with scant head. Diacetyl in the aroma is buttery sweet. The palate is slick. Decent black licorice flavors redeem the butter problem.
omhper (24490) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black with dense creamu off-white head. Roasty coffee aroma. Medium dry despite some underlying malt sweetness. Medium bodied with fairly soft mouthfeel. Evidenlty roasty, but never assaulting or edgy. Notes of tar before a salty licorice finish with quite some bitterness. Good, but not as fantastic as their pilsener.